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Privacy Commissioner outlines concerns about potential lawful access legislation

OTTAWA, October 27, 2011 — Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart has sent an open letter to Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews to outline her deep concerns about potential lawful access legislation.

The letter is available on her Office’s website, www.priv.gc.ca.

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is mandated by Parliament to act as an ombudsman and guardian of privacy in Canada. The Commissioner enforces two federal laws for the protection of personal information: the Privacy Act, which applies to the federal public sector; and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies to commercial activities in the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Territories. Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia each has its own law covering the private sector. Even in these provinces, PIPEDA continues to apply to the federally regulated private sector and to personal information in interprovincial and international transactions.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Valerie Lawton
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel: 613-943-5982
E-mail: Valerie.Lawton@priv.gc.ca

NOTE:  Journalists are asked to please send requests for interviews or further information via e-mail.

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